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Quality Assurance Leader, Unilever, Sydney, Australia

Quality Assurance Leader, Unilever, Sydney, Australia

Posted on: Nov.18.2022

Quality Assurance Leader, Unilever, Sydney, Australia

Who we are?

On any given day, 2.5 billion people globally use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life. Many of our brands are well-known, household staples and old-time favourites including Dove, Rexona, Lynx, Vaseline, OMO/Persil, Surf, TRESemmé, Continental, Ben & Jerry’s and Streets.

We have a long tradition of being a progressive, responsible business. It goes back to the days of our founder William Lever, who launched the world’s first purposeful brand, Sunlight Soap more than 100 years ago, and it’s at the heart of how we run our company today. In 2022 Unilever Australia & New Zealand became a Certified B Corporation™ (B Corp), joining a growing network of organisations committed to galvanising a stronger, more inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy for all.
A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity and is pioneering flexibility. There’s no better time to join our team!
We are looking for Quality Assurance (QA) Leader who will be responsible to implement Unilever specifications, standards and Quality Management System (QMS) for quality assurance and controls in alignment with applicable regulatory requirements. This key Quality role ensures the capability and systems are in place to comply with local regulatory requirements and drives site Quality improvement activities to ensure product consumer safety & overall quality and address consumer/customer issues.

Role responsibilities:

Provide leadership and functional expertise for QA and site personnel
Manage and coach/develop site quality assurance team
Maintain and lead improvements to the site Quality and Quality Management System (QMS)
Accountable for driving achievement of site quality KPIs and responsible for supporting site leadership team in achieving site KPIs
Ensure compliance to FSSC22000 and other site regulatory requirements
Accountable for HACCP reviews delivered on time
Oversee compliance to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and cleaning standards
Coordinate and carry out internal and external audits for the site
Prepare audit documentation and ensure a timely response to audit findings
Provide technical support to production
Maintain contact with Research and Development (R&D) and engineering team on new product development and engineering projects on quality matters
Ensure that global and regional quality initiatives are introduced on site and related KPIs and Key Activity Indicators (KAIs) tracked
External stakeholder management – liaising with regulatory bodies when required
Quality budget management
Accountable for investigation and timely response of complaints and resulting improvements to Quality  Management System (QMS)
Leadership, People, Culture & Linkage
Deploys Unilever Quality strategy and goals through site specific projects and targets
Provides Quality leadership to influence Site Q culture through activities to create passion for products and brands, visibility for quality, and coaching of site leadership
Builds site quality and consumer safety capability through deploying the necessary training and coaching of factory team
Ensures Quality team has level of required skills and knowledge as appropriate to support site quality programs o Builds Site Quality talent through recruiting, coaching and training o Participates as lead for Site Quality in Quality meetings and forums as needed o Participates as lead for Site Quality in virtual site network meetings and forum

Does this sound like You

Tertiary Qualification Bachelor of Science or equivalent
Experience working in Quality, which includes experience in HACCP, Quality Systems, GMP and auditing
Strong communication skills and stakeholder management
Exposure to SAP, highly advantageous
Ability to work under pressure
Problem solving strong risk assessment capability
Effective decision making
Time management/ prioritising expertise
Ability to lead and motivate a team

What awaits you at Unilever

The core of Unilever’s culture is captured as Human, Purposeful, Accountable. You will be joining a dynamic, flexible, and inspiring work environment that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success. This is your opportunity to be part of a purpose-led business and a global community where you can progress your career both locally and internationally. You will also benefit from amazing discounts on external company products, attractive employee referral reward program amongst other benefits.
This is a great opportunity to work within an iconic and global organisation. We have gained our reputation as one of the world's most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally.

Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge,

don't waste any time - apply now!

If you require reasonable adjustments for the application and recruitment process, please advise us on
Unilever is an organization committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities.
This means we encourage people with all backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Maori and Pacific Peoples, and people with disabilities. Interested in learning more, check out our Reconciliation Action Plan and Workplace Adjustment Policy on the Unilever webpage.
At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! We encourage you to advise us at the time of your application if you require any reasonable adjustment so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.


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